Higher Diploma in 3D Modelling and Animation (September 2016)

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LY)
Key Programme Details
Award

Minor

NFQ Level

Level 8 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Classroom - Daytime

Mode

Part Time

Available

ECTS Credits

75

General Information
Contact

Nollaig Crombie

Email

Nollaig.Crombie@lyit.ie

Phone

+353 (0)74 918 6203

Address

Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Port Road
Letterkenny
County Donegal
F92 FC93

Role

Head of The Department of Design

Important Dates
Application Deadline

28/09/2016

Start Date

16/09/2016

About this Course

As we have vacant places on this course the application deadline has been extended. If you are interested please apply asap.

The development of new platforms in the entertainment and interaction fields, and the hunger for new experiences from consumers has meant the need for content creation is increasing exponentially month on month. In particular one area of content development has been insatiable, the 3d asset pipeline. This pipeline forms the basis for this 3d Modelling and Animation programme.
There are many production pipelines in industry that require content developed for specific purposes. Game assets will differ from feature animation for example; SFX and compositing assets will differ from architectural visualisation. This course however reconciles these forms of content creation and teaches the similarities and differences in creating for each.
The course will inform the process from concept development right through to integration into various real-time and pre-rendered platforms used by sector leaders.
New and emerging asset pipelines will also be explored such as augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) content creation.

Entry Requirements

Level 8 in design AND related disciplines.

All applicants that meet the entry requirements will be interviewed. The interview should not be considered as an additional hurdle but rather an informative process for both candidates and staff. The student will be invited to display and discuss their creative work to date.


Long Description

The development of new platforms in the entertainment and interaction fields, and the hunger for new experiences from consumers has meant the need for content creation is increasing exponentially month on month. In particular one area of content development has been insatiable, the 3d asset pipeline. This pipeline forms the basis for this 3d Modelling and Animation programme.
There are many production pipelines in industry that require content developed for specific purposes. Game assets will differ from feature animation for example; SFX and compositing assets will differ from architectural visualisation. This course however reconciles these forms of content creation and teaches the similarities and differences in creating for each.

The course will inform the process from concept development right through to integration into various real-time and pre-rendered platforms used by sector leaders.
New and emerging asset pipelines will also be explored such as augmented reality (AR) and Virtual Reality (VR) content creation.

Career Opportunities

The course will prepare the student for multidisciplinary roles in the 3d content creation pipeline. This may be for games, film, animation advertising to name a few. The employability of quality 3d content creators is growing everyday and as new platforms such as Augmented Reality and VR increase in popularity so too will the content needed to keep it fresh.

Sample jobs include:
Texture Artist
3d Modeller
Concept Artist
Product Visualisation
Compositor
SFX Artist.

LYIT will offer a 10 credit module in employability skills and a 5 credit module in communications / transversal skills. The employability skills module will equip the learner with the skills necessary to develop a job search plan, overcome obstacles and setbacks encountered, interview in a competent and confident manner and transition into the workplace seamlessly by understanding and practicing professional standards.
The communication / transversal module will address specific skill areas such as: critical and analytical thinking through an onus placed on research, analysis, discussion and reflection. In addition it compounds the benefits of learning and creativity through group work and peer support groups.

Delivery Notes

On campus

Admissions Contact Details
Instructor

Kathleen Mulvin Brady

Address

Registry, Letterkenny Institute of Technology - Port Road - Letterkenny - County Donegal - Ireland

Phone

074 918 6177

Email

Kathleen.Mulvin-Brady@lyit.ie

RPL Information

Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning involves the awarding of credit for learning from experience. LYIT has recently acquired significant experience in the area of RPL. Over 300 RPL applications were processed in 2012-13. The Prior learning can be Certified or Experiential.Prior Certified Learning is where an applicant has already been awarded a qualification for a formal programme taken at an institution or training organisation. This prior learning can be recognised on the National Framework of Qualifications and may entitle the applicant to:• Admission to a programme or course of study.• The award of advanced academic standing.• The award of exemptions from some parts of a programme. Over 60 staff members at LYIT have completed a RPL training workshop. In recent years LYIT have actively been promoting RPL to industry as a means of getting knowledge, skills and competencies acquired in the workplace accredited. Further details of LYIT’s RPL policy can be found on http://www.lyit.ie/media/RPL%20LYIT%20Policy.pdf